Arcane Mage PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands 9.2)

Last updated on Feb 28, 2022 at 01:02 by Pherix 9 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Arcane Mage in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats that will make PvP a little easier for Arcane Mages.

This page is part of our Arcane Mage PvP Guide.

1.

Stat Priority for Arcane Mages in PvP

The stat priority for Arcane Mage in PvP is as follows:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Haste;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Mastery;
  5. Critical Strike.

Intellect is the best stat in all situations. Haste is the best secondary state. This stat will reduce your global cooldown and the cast times of important spells like Polymorph Icon Polymorph. Versatility is the second best stat you can. This will reduce the damage you take while also increasing the damage you deal.

2.

Gear Recommendations

2.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Arcane Mages want to get trinkets that line up well with Arcane Power Icon Arcane Power or Touch of the Magi Icon Touch of the Magi. These trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Intellect. The reason you want to increase Intellect is because it drastically increases your overall damage output. For more information about Arcane Power and your rotation in PvP, please refer to our dedicated page. In addition, with the new Patch 9.1 changes to PvP gear, it will be extremely important to obtain as much of your gear as possible in PvP. With the new scaling, it will be the most powerful.

Below, you will find our current BiS list.

2.2.

Tier Sets for Arcane Mage

Ideally, you should be to be fully equipped in Conquest Icon Conquest gear. At the time of updating this guide, the Tier Set pieces do not have great stat weights on them, and the set bonus is mediocre in PvP combat. The Arcane Lucidity Icon Arcane Mage 2-Piece bonus makes enemies take 10% increased damage from Touch of the Magi Icon Touch of the Magi, and the Arcane Lucidity Icon Arcane Mage 4-Piece bonus increases the duration of Touch of the Magi and gives 25% Mana regeneration for 12 seconds. The tier set bonuses are strong, but not worth sacrificing significant amounts of Haste and Versatility for them. If you wish to use them, attempt to use the pieces that have Haste and Versatility first, and then Haste or Versatility secondly. Try to avoid pieces with Critical Strike and Mastery.

2.3.

How to Acquire Tier Sets

There are many ways to get the tier set pieces, but the ones you will want to get are the ones through PvP activities, as they come with the +13 item level increase in PvP combat. In order to acquire these tier sets, you need to get them in the Great Vault or eventually create them from the Creation Catalyst.

2.4.

Note: It is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you a Intellect and Stamina boost that will increase your overall damage and increase your health pool.

Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion is typically 1 of 2 trinkets to have equipped at all times. This allows you to remove any crowd control on yourself. You will normally use this when you are stuck in crowd control and in danger of dying. Note, if you play a Human, Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch is a better option.

Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity gives you Critical Strike and has a 1-minute cooldown that increases your primary stat. This is great to use right before you activate a powerful cooldown like Combustion Icon Combustion.

Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem increases your maximum health when used. This gives you an additional defensive when you think a team will be attacking you often.

Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity increases your Haste and has a chance to proc your primary stat. This is an overall strong trinket, as the stat will proc often throughout an arena match.

Cosmic Gladiator's Devouring Malediction Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Devouring Malediction is Patch 9.2's new version of Unchained Gladiator's Shackles Icon Unchained Gladiator's Shackles, however, the new malediction requires you to drain absorption to unleash it in a cone in front of you. This will be good into classes such as Warlock with Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact.

Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis is another defensive trinket, and provides strong defense against magic damage. Consider this trinket against heavy magic damage-dealing compositions

Cosmic Gladiator's Resonator Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Resonator is a pure damage trinket that acts similar to a grenade. It does a significant amount of damage, however at the time of writing this guide, this trinket has not been tested and therefore may not be viable.

Cosmic Gladiator's Echoing Resolve Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Echoing Resolve is another new trinket, that works in the opposite way of Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch. Instead of decreasing time within CC, it increases it, however once affected, the player is protected from 1 spell interruption or CC effect for 15 seconds. Again, this trinket has not been tested and could end up being a strong choice for being immune to 1 CC ability.

Cosmic Gladiator's Fastidious Resolve Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Fastidious Resolve is the final new trinket in 9.2. With a 3-minute cooldown, players are able to activate this trinket to become immune to 2 interruption or CC effects for 15 seconds. This trinket could be very strong in compositions where it is important to not get CC'd or potentially even use this trinket defensively before an enemy wants to Crowd Control your team.

2.5.

Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants for an Arcane Mage:

Gem all of your gear with Versatile Jewel Cluster Icon Versatile Jewel Cluster or Quick Jewel Cluster Icon Quick Jewel Cluster.

3.

Changelog

  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 17 Nov. 2021: Page reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 04 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1 of Shadowlands.
  • 19 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 17 Oct. 2020: Removed Corruption sections.
  • 03 Jul. 2020: Updated Corruptions.
    • Added Recommended Corruptions section.
  • 19 May 2020: Updated Corruptions section.
  • 08 Apr. 2020: Updated Recommended Items.
  • 11 Feb. 2020: Added Corruption Gear section. Updated Recommended Gear and best enchant sections.
  • 20 Jan. 2020: Updated PvP gear to be Season 4 Corrupted gear.
  • 26 Dec. 2019: Page added.
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